: a fungus parasitic on the skin or skin derivatives (such as hair or nails)
Examples of dermatophyte in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebAn overgrowth of dermatophytes like trichophyton can cause issues like athlete's foot, an infection that begins as an itchy, red, and scaly rash that starts between the toes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 12 June 2019 Trichophyton, one of the more typical locker room pathogens, belongs to a type of fungi known as dermatophytes.
Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 12 June 2019 In order to grow, dermatophytes get nutrients from keratin, a protein in the outer layer of your skin, hair, and nails, according to the Merck Manual.
Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 12 June 2019
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